What is your favorite writing editor
Google docs, Microsoft Word, IBM Symphony, Apache OpenOffice, Mac Pages?
Mine's probably going to be Microsoft Word and mainly because I don't have to access the internet (kind of hard when you live out in the country). Also, I'm used to MW and I'm not about to use anything else.
I have never used a writing editor software program (other than basic spellcheck in Word) although that sounds especially helpful. Which one would you recommend?
I'm with you... I have never used these programs either! It would be helpful to find out which ones other writers suggest!
Very interesting answers all around. I personally use Google Docs since I have access to my articles anywhere I go, even on my iPad, at home, at work, on any computer.
I've always just only used Word. Plus, in all actuality I try to do all the editing myself. I want to be able to maintain my editing skills in an age where everyone's in a hurry and anyone can write out an incoherent paragraph and get software to make it look brilliant. Just my opinion.
Apache OpenOffice - I personally dislike microsoft office... find open office 1000 times easier and user friendly.
I previously only used word, but when I switched to mac, I tried pages and I am hooked. Just love it.
I had not even heard of open office, but I googled it and my interest is piqued as I have begun loathing all things microsoft. I may have to check apache out on Neil's recommendation.
writinglover, how do you publish so prolifically on the net? Do you write at home and then go to a library to upload. You are probably the most dedicated writer I've come across in a long time. Love it.
Yes, I do write at home. As a matter of fact, I type all of my stories on Word, do spell check and then use my mobile hotspot (I finally got a phone that gives me the ability to the internet--I upgraded to the 21st century so to speak. LOL) & upl
Apache Open Office does all MS Office does -- and it is open source. As easy to use as word - if not easier... plus all other MS Office type programs are bundled in Open Office. Exports direct to PDF files, doc etc. I simply love Open Office Suite
I enjoy open office, but M. Word is the easiest to use for eBooks. Thank the lord Google we can save a document as such.
This is a great writing question. Since I've been on the internet for years, I have become used to writing directly on the site... but this is a great idea to pull away from the internet and have another way to still move articles forward without having to actually be on the internet.
I'm curious to know which of these programs the majority of people will choose - and will say that they like working with.
Thanks for posting this question! I look forward to following this post and finding what people say! ; )
Hey Klanguedoc, I like Microsoft word, then I use Ginger (free version) to double check my grammar, spelling, and to detect contractions or the wrong word. Sometimes, little things, like, to, too, or there, their, catch me in my writing and I can get them fixed before I submit to my clients. Other than that, I always read the article out loud and try to fix any awkward sentences or run on and compound sentences.
I guess my favorite would be microsoft office because I use it most of the time. Being that I am attending college classes, I use microsoft word almost every day.
As humans go, Barbara Custer. She edits for the Night to Dawn books. She's good. Electronic means can only go so far.
Joseph Santoliquito, who is the managing editor of The Ring magazine, which is a boxing magazine.
I've tried a few, but keep coming back to Open Office (Apache). It has all you need from spell checker to word count and is so simple to use.
I also have "Grammarly" (free) running all the time in the background, which is good when you are writing comments for instance.
Apache OpenOffice is my editor of choice. I find myself disenchanted with Microsoft in general. Great question!
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